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· September, 2008

Stories about Kuwait from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Kuwait: Benefiting from the Meltdown

From Kuwait, Don Veto explains how he actually made money in the US market meltdown.

Saudi Arabia: No to Fashionable Abayas

Mosan Mosan, from Kuwait, writes about a crackdown by Saudi authorities on fashionable Abayas (black cloaks worn by women) ahead of Eid – a celebration which marks the end of...

Kuwait: Is Kuwait Being Finlandized?

Kuwaiti blogger Don Veto introduces his readers to the word Finlandization and asks: “Is history repeating itself? Is Kuwait being gradually Finlandized because of its powerful neighbors?”

Kuwait: Rabbit Outside the Mosque

Kuwaiti Frankom [Ar] found a rabbit outside the mosque … and shot it – with his mobile phone's camera, of course.

Kuwait: YouTube Ban Lifted

News about YouTube being blocked in Kuwait hit the headlines yesterday, with bloggers frustrated over what they described as yet another intrusion on freedom of speech in their country. The...

Kuwait: I never wear things made in China

Twenty Three and Enjoying Life, from Kuwait, is surprised at the number of groups popping up on Facebook. The latest she encounters says: I never wear things made in China.

Kuwait: Animals are not Toys

From Kuwait, Madred's Weblog sheds light on animal rights. “A number of people these days view animals as nothing but toys, an object for entertainment so that their children can...

Arabeyes: Ramadan Thoughts

With the holy month of Ramadan quickly wrapping up, bloggers from around the Arab world share their thoughts on the month, their activities, driving standards and their yearning for a...

Kuwait and Ramadan

It has been a busy Ramadan in Kuwait, with the collapse of the Stock Exchange, social activities and artistic creativity. Abdullatif Al Omar digs into Kuwaiti blogs to bring us...

Kuwait: Special Girgian Celebration

People in the Gulf region mark the middle of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a celebration, where children dress up and go door to door, wishing neighbours and collecting...

Lebanon: Ramadan ‘not that great’

Kuwaiti blogger Ray is in Lebanon where she says: “lebanon isn't that great in ramadan. [But]bas the weather is AMAZING.”

UAE: Iran Quake's Tremors Felt in Dubai

Tremors from an earthquake in nearby Iran were felt in Dubai and other parts of the UAE, sending thousands of office workers and residents to the streets as high-rise buildings...

Kuwait: Hacking the Highway Sign

Kuwaiti Frankom [ar] links to a video on hacking a highway electronic sign and says he liked the idea it contained – whether it was fake or real.

Chrome Welcomed with Accolades and Controversy in the Middle East

On Tuesday, Google joined the browser game by launching its very own browser, Chrome, to positive accolades and a bit of controversy. The free browser, which is currently only available...

Egypt: Tycoon Arrested in Singer's Murder

An Egyptian billionaire has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Lebanese singer in Dubai, UAE. Following are some reactions from Egyptian bloggers.

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